Hello, and welcome to Kindergarten at Our Shepherd!
Our primary grades operate in a structured, yet creative, environment that allows children to express their unique gifts and talents. Each student is nurtured so that he or she is able to develop positive and productive work habits that will last a lifetime. Academic excellence is stressed throughout the primary grades. Our Shepherd Lutheran School is accredited through the National Lutheran School Accreditation and by the State of Indiana.
Our Kindergarten program is designed to build on the skills that your child(ren) has been learning since birth. Our program is developmentally appropriate. We challenge each child to reach his or her potential inside and outside the classroom. We provide the building blocks for your child(ren) to develop the whole child and to prepare them for academic success.
Children must be 5 years old by August 1st to enroll in Kindergarten.
We believe that communication is very important in a child's education, so Ms. Jordan keeps parents and caregivers in the loop through the use of RenWeb announcements, notes, emails, texts, and phone calls as needed. Upon completing kindergarten, our students are well prepared for 1st grade!
Children in Kindergarten are greeted by Ms. Mackcine Jordan, our Kindergarten Teacher.
Ms. Jordan has taught successfully in several different school systems in Indianapolis, Indiana after she earned degrees from Indiana University (IUPUI), Butler University, and the Christian Theology Seminary. Along with her enthusiastic spirit and passion for GOD, Ms. Jordan brings 25 years of professional teaching experience to Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and School. She is quoted as saying, “I am ready for this new learning adventure that God has gifted me with for such a time as this; and I truly look forward to learning new and exciting ways of serving God at Our Shepherd.” Often called Ms. J, she thoroughly enjoys reading, laughing, learning, flower gardening, conversing with fellow educators, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She has two (2) adult sons, Nicholas and Julien that she loves dearly. Lastly, Ms. Jordan looks forward to “joyfully sharing the gospel to build and nurture Christ’s family,” and teaching Kindergarten here at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and School.
Visit our staff page to find out more about Mrs. Jordan and the other Our Shepherd teachers.
Kindergarten skill development:
- Multi-sensory instruction
- Differentiated instruction
- Thematic and project approach
- Interactive learning
- Literacy centers
- Phonemic awareness
- Social interaction and emotional growth development
- Writing and math workshops
- Shared and guided reading
- Art exploration and awareness
- Music and movement activities
- Gross/fine motor skill development
- Field Trips
- One-on-one student/teacher time